Kia Sorento Hybrid is equipped with a turbo four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1598 cc. The Smartstream family engine is capable of producing a peak power of 180 hp/5,500 rpm and 264.7 Nm/1,500-4,500 rpm of torque.
Like a hybrid car, the Kia Sorento engine works with an electric motor that has a power output of 44.2 kW or 60 hp and 264 Nm of torque.
The power and torque of the Sorento Hybrid engine and electric motor are transmitted to the front wheels or all wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The PHEV Sorento Hybrid variant gets the same engine as the self-charging Sorento Hybrid, but has a more powerful electric motor.
Instead of 60 hp, the Sorento Hybrid PHEV electric motor is capable of spitting out 67 kW or 91 hp and 304 Nm of torque.
In combination, the Sorento Hybrid PHEV delivers 195 kW or 265 hp and 350 Nm of torque to all wheels.
Oh yes, the ordinary Sorento Hybrid gets a battery with a capacity of only 1 kWh, while the Sorento Hybrid PHEV gets a 14 kWh battery that can be charged.